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BF3 360 gets Back to Karkand, new title update date

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:55 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Major’s announced the release of the first map pack for Battlefield 3 on 360, Back to Karkand. The pack, which has been available for the past week on PS3 as part of a exclusivity deal, will set you back 1200 MS points on 36dizzle. A new title update will accompany the release of Karkand. Full patch notes are below the break, via the Battlefield Blog.

BTK is also launching on PC today.

Single Player Changes

Added missing blood effect on kill shot
Fixed a crash that could happen during level load in SP
Fixed issue with game crashing during intro cut scene of Campaign mission “Thunder Run”
Fixed a crash that could happen when shutting down levels
Fixed crash on last mission that could occur after the player is killed by the first enemy in the train
When a user got killed, after respawning, he heard sounds that remained as if bullets still were passing around him
Fixed glitch in melee showing your equipped gun instead of the knife
Fixed issues with texture streaming. Prioritizing of textures close to the user has become better, resulting in more detailed textures
Improved mesh streaming conditions to avoid situations with risk of corruptions and crashes
Fix blend into vehicle problem when entering a vehicle in the Campaign
Fixed issue where disconnecting a controller during the Gamer Profile sign out animation would cause the game to soft lock
Removed the hint “Shoot out the lights.” during SP mission Nightshift
Fixed issue with last mission not listed in REPLAY MISSIONS list
Fixed issue on the SP mission Night Shift where three of the marines that repel down from the Osprey at the start of the level have PLR models instead of the right marine models
Has been made harder to fail missions due to zero tolerance friendly fire
Fixed MG nest objective on Operation Guillotine
Fix for music climax on mission “Fear No Evil”
Fixed issues that occurred if user were backtracking after fight at elevator on SP mission “Comrades”
Adding a back button to SP campaign select difficulty screen
Removed slomo from jump into train on SP mission “The Great Destroyer”
Fixed glitches in subway Quick Time Events in mission “The Great Destroyer”
Increased quality of the loading screen images
Fixed glitch that made it possible to reach Solomon train QTE with the wrong weapon equipped in mission “Semper Fidelis”
Fixed final sound fade out on SP mission “Thunder Run”
Removed sound fade on convoy ride in mission “Operation Guillotine”
Fixed squad mates coming through wall after intro on SP mission “Operation Guillotine”
SP mission, “The Great Destroyer”: moved Campaign Cleared achievement until after the Dima outro
Fixed soldiers inside of terrain at start of level in “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
SP mission, “The Great Destroyer”: Fixed streaming issue which could lead to out of memory when streaming in Subway ride
Improved music and music fade on tank encounter in mission “Operation Guillotine”
Sound on Operation Guillotine: Fixed trading floor crash camera shake and rumble
Fade later when driving in to tunnel on “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
Hide cross hair during Solomon intro & climb out scene on “Operation Swordbreaker”
Fixes on “OPERATION SWORDBREAKER”: Skip VO urging the player to move forward if the player has already moved. Fixed VO playing from the wrong world position
Fixed crosshair being back on staging area in “OPERATION SWORD BREAKER”
Fixes on “THUNDER RUN”: Less delay after MICLIC scene. Friendly tanks start driving up to you sooner and are more likely to teleport into position. Enemies now spawn in front of you & to the right, instead of behind the approaching friendly tanks
Fixed Squad mates goes through the ground in front of the house before throwing in grenades in “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
Fixed issue with player not being able to cross the plank as soon as its down on ground on mission “Operation Swordbreaker”
Fixed sliding into cut scene on roof top on mission “Operation Swordbreaker”
Tweaked difficulty levels in Single Player
Fixed a hang in terrain streaming, causing the user to get stuck on black screen under special circumstances in Singleplayer
Fixes in Night Shift: New save point after wave 2 in mall. Fixed bug where wave 3 was considered done way before all enemies were killed, causing a possible difficulty spike
Added tutorial for firing Stinger on “ROCK AND A HARD PLACE” copied from “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
Delayed “The Professional” achievement/trophy to not pop up in the middle of the scene
Fixed issue on The Great Destroyer where you could equip a gun before entering the train

Multiplayer changes

Significant squad user interface changes detailed here
Added round duration and ticket summary at EOR
Advanced squad polish – should be more intuitive
Added back EOR sound for SQDM and TDM
Fixed sound for when climbing ladders
Fixed and issue with some first person weapon sounds
Fixed a swim sound loop error
You should no longer be able to damage a friendly vehicle when sitting in an open position
Grenades now drop to ground if you get killed while attempting to throw it
Spawn protection now should work in Conquest. You should no longer spawn on points too close to enemies
You should no longer spawn too close to enemies in TDM and SQDM
Fix for missing input restriction during intro movie, causing players to potentially fall and die while watching movie if moving controller (or having a controller with a bad stick zone).
Combat areas on Kharg Rush tweaked in order to disallow defenders to access the carrier ship after 1st base is taken and being able to enter the AA gun
Fixed a problem with revived players not being able to get suppressed
Fixed a problem with the camera when being revived in COOP
Spotting VO now plays when spotting from MAV/EOD
End of round now has round statistics like Team tickets and Round time display
Fixed several issues regarding the kill card. It was showing wrong weapons used for the kill
Fixed that sometimes you would be stuck on a black screen when kicked from server
Fixed so when a team captures two flags at the same time, the UI could show wrong owner of the flag
Fixed a problem where the capture progress bar was showed as friendly when the enemy was capturing
Fixed a problem with the bipod deploy sound
Fixed a problem that you could be spawned in with no weapons after being killed while using the EOD bot
Fixed problems with health bars not displaying health properly when using EOD bots
Fixed a problem with flickering name tags
Fixed a problem where friendlies could damage friendly helicopters
Fixed a problem where you could get stuck in the co-op menu when attempting to join the session twice
You should now be able to spot explosives
You should no longer spawn in home base if your selected spawn point is disabled while waiting to spawn. For instance your teammate dies right before you are about to spawn
Damage from bullets will now continue to cause damage even after the firing user is dead
Fixed several client crashes
Fixed a problem where players could get stuck in the join queue
Fixed the repair icon on the minimap
Deploy parachute now displays the tooltip to deploy parachute when free falling
Fixed some artifacts when using flashlights
Fixed several Xbox 360 specific crashes and freezes
Fixed a problem where a user sometimes could not go into iron sights
Improved shadow rendering
Fixed several issues with friend invites and joins
Vehicle boosts is now a toggle instead of momentary
Fixed several issues with the Hardcore mode
Fixed a few layout problems where the in-game controls and tooltips didn’t match those in the options menu
Removed the possibility to pick up weapons in a EOD bot
Fixed several interpolation issues
Fixed a problem where claymore is flashing in the wrong team color
Subway minimap updated to give better clarity
Fixed an issue where the UI would not show the way to your new unlocks
Increased quality of loading screen images
Tweaked MP rank up parameters
Fixed a problem with Metro Squad rush minimap where it looked like you were out of bounds
Fixed a problem where a user can become invulnerable after being resurrected
Fixed a problem where tank turrets would turn too slow
Fixed a bug on Exfiltration where you could end up outside the vehicle and not being able to enter it again, thus blocking the mission
Fixed a problem with the M60 reload sound
Fixed a problem with the falling antenna on Caspian Border. It should now more instantly kill anyone in its falling path
Fixed a hang in terrain streaming, causing the user to get stuck on black screen under special circumstances in Singleplayer
Fixed a problem where the enemy would not be able to get a roadkill on a user that was using the SOFLAM
Fix for soldiers disappearing in the mortar killcam
Fixed Laser Guided Missiles missing their targets if the target is moving too fast
Fixed a bug with terrain destruction not being reset on Operation Metro. Caused players to be able to below ground in some situations
Fix for Type88 and the MG36 zoom in animation that was offset when in supported shooting
Fixed a bad logic destruction connection causing clients to crash
Fixed several dog tags that had wrong stats referenced, meaning they would show wrong kill numbers on them
Tweaked the TV guided missile, so it can no longer bounce off objects

Balance Changes

Increased the damage of Helicopter Miniguns, AA guns, and Jet Cannons against infantry
Increased the damage of Helicopter Miniguns against jeeps
Reduced the physics impact of AA guns and Jet Cannons, players under attack from these weapons should no longer lose control
Increased the damage of the 44 Magnum slightly
Increased the range and minimum damage of the .357 Round from the MP412 Rex
Increased the range of all .45cal and 9mm weapons
Slightly increased the range of the P90 and MP7 and PDW-R
Slightly increased the range of the 5.56mm PDW-R and decreased the minimum damage at long range
Slightly increased the minimum range of the Mk11, SVD, and M39 EMR 7.62mm rifles
Decreased the maximum damage and maximum range of the G3 and SCAR-H 7.62mm weapons
Reduced the damage from FIM-92 and SA-18 IGLA missiles against aircraft
Increased the damage and range of the 40mm BUCK rounds
Reduced the damage .50cal weapons do against Helicopters
Updated T90 canister shell tweaks to match Abrams canister shells

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13 Comments

  1. Talkar

    Nvm, didn’t read close enough :P

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    After taking a couple of weeks off, and today jumping back in to play the expansion, I can tell we have reached that point where the game is no longer much fun. The game is the same, but the players have gotten so good, that I am just fodder at the bottom of the scoreboard. With hardwork and lots of practice I may be able to climb upto mid range, maybe. But at this point, the magic feels gone. My experience this am left me feeling angry, frustraited, and just plan old.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    Come join the CoD massive OG! Every game is different and accommodates all skill levels. Getting slaughtered? Just quit out and in 30 seconds you’ll be in another game ;-)

    Good clean mindless fun, or slow paced tactical play, both styles are effective and no one gun beats all.

    Theirs a reason so many people treat it as their go to gun game. It really does offer something for everyone… Well except vehicles :-D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    But the one thing I do as well as anyone else is drive a Tank, and hunt Tanks as well. Other then that, I might as well be playing on a 13inch B&W TV, located 20ft behind me – it would make no noticable difference!

    My problem, really, is just that I am getting older and at this point my reaction timing and twitch skills just aren’t there.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Support class, with Recon drone killstreak. Once you get enough points for that, find a nice spot and send up the drone. Then patrol the map tagging targets for your team mates.

    Tbh if your twitch skills are lacking, the smaller maps and clearer lines of fire in CoD maps will suit you even more. No-one says you have to run around like a loon. As I said slow, careful players, using cover are just as successful.

    C’mon OG… Join us… Mwahahahaha :-D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. artursz1993

    cod sucks by the way ;)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    Aaaaand in classic Origin fashion:

    “YOU ARE OFFLINE – It appears our authentication servers are down. You will now be placed in offline mode. Please try to reconnect later.”

    Oy vey with the facepalm.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @6, Yep it’s a low brow, repetitive, unimaginative, grind fest that only appeals to the lowest common denominator… And I love it :-P

    @DSB, Y’see mate you just don’t get it do you? If everyone could easily get a game of BF3, it might get popular *shudder* and we all know good games shouldn’t be popular. I mean Lady Ga Ga is popular to millions, but that doesn’t make her any good ;-)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. mojo

    a popular thing is always the dumped down version of a once great thing.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Yes and everything was better in your granddads day. Go play your old games & despair at the future ;-)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    Sorry OM, I just can’t do COD.

    Last night I had another few rounds in BF3, only killed 2 people in one round, ended up fourth on my team on the scoreboard. COD is too much about K/D. I enjoy feeling like there is more to do.

    If I am in the mood for a COD style experience, I will play Halo. The reason is that in Halo, I can play 4players on one system(and still play online). I can also play on player created stages(forge). And I can play using custom made game peramiters(with sliders and rule changes). It is just that I don’t really enjoy those types of arcade shooting experiences.

    Too much emphises is placed on how many kills you get. It is just too twitch for an old guy like me. The layers and depth of strategy just isn’t there. I have a saying I like to use, tretchury and descitte will over come youth and ability any day! If I am droped into a bowl with a gun, I will get killed 10 out of 10 times. Some signing 12 yr old will “Pwn my @$$!” However, if I can have the chance to out think that kid … say with C4, AT-Mines, or Claymores I can even the playing field. or if I can simply follow my squad around from objective to objective and healing and revive them…now I can contribute and score solid points. Not to even mention the things I can do in a tank with even decent co-pilot!

    Now I am nothing special in BF, really once in awhile I get a good round, mostly I strive for mid scoreboard. But I can contribute to my team, and that helps us win. Thats one of the biggest reasons I play BF over other OMP FPS games. Otherwise I am just padding some one elses stats.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    I think the age is getting to you OG. I use the same tactics and methods I use in CoD for BF3, mostly relying on kills and caps for points, and it’s earned me a few MVP ribbons so far.

    I don’t see any difference except in scale. BF3 has the greater strategy element, CoD is distilled tactics and reflex.

    Reference: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/TheDSB/stats/231650483/

    #12 3 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    I had my 1st run at Karkand last night, it was pretty sweet.

    I had the problem with Origin DSB mentioned, and it would’ve been around the same time as his comment, but it cleared up within about 10 mins.

    We had a pretty awesome round where we recovered from a 2:1 ticket deficit on Karkand Conquest Assault. We had noobs constantly running our vehicles into death for the 1st half of the round, and that’s what put us in the hole, I went 1-9 during that crappy part of the match, but once I got in the drivers seat of the LAV and my buddy got the Abrahms it was all-change, finished up 14-10 with 11 tickets to spare.

    Only really got a good look at Karkand and Wake Island last night, like 2 mins of Gulf of Oman, tonight I shall endeavour to play the others.

    #13 3 years ago

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    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.